Being bipolar is actually brutally common in the world, yet it carries with it a stigma that people just can't shake. Just because it's common, though, doesn't mean it should be taken lightly. We're glad Catherine Zeta-Jones isn't riding it out… and has taken it upon herself to be very proactive with her diagnosis!
We're happy to hear that she has returned home after another round of treatment for the mental affliction!
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Former hockey player Derek Boogaard died in 2011 from an accidental overdose of painkillers and alcohol, and now his family is filing a wrongful death lawsuit againt the NHL.
An autopsy revealed that the late New York Ranger suffered from Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) at the time of his death, which is caused by taking multiple blows to the head and suffering from concussions throughout his career.
The family's attorney William Gibbs claims the trauma caused Derek to become addicted to his pain medication, saying:
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Yesterday, we learned that Catherine Zeta-Jones checked into a 30 day program for treatment for her Bipolar disorder, and while this might be really hard on her, she's reluctant to not be facing her struggle alone!!
The Side Effects actress has been married to her hubby, Michael Douglas for the last 12 years, and fortunately for her, he's holding her hand every step of the way.
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Aww!! We hope everything is OK!!
Catherine Zeta-Jones just checked into a treatment center to begin a 30-day program designed to help with her Bipolar disorder!
Sources close to the 43-year-old actress swear she entered treatment as a proactive measure, insisting this is just regular "maintenance"!!
Michael Douglas's lovely wife spoke very publicly about her mental health issues before, but recently revealed she was "sick of talking about [them]" and never intended to be the poster child for Bipolar disorder!!
The High Fidelity star also checked into a treatment center back in 2011 for similar reasons!
We applaud CZJ for being so proactive!! Hopefully she gets the assistance she needs!
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This bums us out because we always thought that Clint and Dina Eastwood were a pretty good couple, but we might have just been plain wrong!
According to sources close to the two, Dina says she entered rehab because of the depression and anxiety stemming from her marriage beginning to fail.
Apparently she even said that it was the possibility of divorce that made her make the decision to get help!
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From everything we've heard and seen, Dina Eastwood is a pretty rad person. That's why we're surprised to hear the Mrs. Eastwood has just checked herself into rehab — but NOT for substance abuse!
She admitted herself because of
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Post-partum Depression is real, treatable, and NOTHING to be ashamed of! The "Baby Blues" isn't something you should wait to see if it goes away. If you've just had a child and you're not feeling like you thought you would, talk to someone! It's more common than you think!
Anyway, Bryce Dallas Howard dealt with it after her first child (she has since had a second in January 2011), and she's using her filmmaking to talk about it! Here's what she said at the premiere of Call Me Crazy: A Five Film, which is five segments that make a movie about mental illnesses:
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